First Ever Budget Phone From Google, Price And Specs Surface

Whether you’re new to the gadget scene and you’re looking for your very first smartphone, or you just like handsets that come with a decent set of specifications but don’t go overboard with the price tag, you should take a look at Google’s newest toy. It’s called Android One, and it’s Google’s first ever budget phone. Although it comes with a very accessible price, it still provides acceptable and decent components.

Google One originated as a program started back in June by Sundar Pichai, which is an executive at Google. The program implied that budget-friendly devices could be made while not compromising the hardware side of things, Apparently, Google needs to control both the hardware and software so that everything goes great.

More information on the subject has leaked on Sunday, when Indian retailer Flipkart shared information revealing that the device would be called Android One Dream UNO Mi-498. After a little more digging around, it seems that the official name for the device could be Spice Dream UNO. Nevertheless, both variants point out to Spice, which, apparently will be manufacturing the device for Google.

Taking a look at the internal details, we caught wind of a potential 4.5 inch IPS LCD display, and a 480 x 854 resolution. In he processing department, it has a quad core 1.3 GHz unit, while the enlisted GPU is a Mali 400 GPUl The list is completed with 1 GB of RAM.

The camera features 5 MP on the rear and 2 MP on the front, both capable of more than decent  shots. The operating system behind this unit is the latest Android KitKat 4.4.4 . The device was priced for about the equivalent of $114. There are only 4 GB of internal storage, but it can be expanded through a microSD card.

The device features not only microSD support, but also support for dual and micro SIM. The used SIM can keep up tp 10 hours of  talking and 160 hours of standalone tine. The battery that makes this possible is a Li-ion 1700 mAh unit.

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